From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

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From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

By Alessandra Bryant The Olympic Games has long been considered a symbol for global cooperation, comradery, and friendly competition that provides us the chance to take pride in our nations. But it hasn’t always been an inclusive space for the largest segment of our population: women. Banned from the first global event, women weren’t allowed… Continue Reading From Banned to Superstars, History of Women in the Olympics

Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail: National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

By Shellie Pfohl Executive Director, President’s Council on Fitness, Sport & Nutrition Today, people from all 50 states will celebrate the 28th Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme, “Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail,” is particularly pertinent because we are two days away from the Opening Ceremonies of the Sochi Olympics.… Continue Reading Passing the Torch, Blazing the Trail: National Girls & Women in Sports Day 2014

Happy 40th Birthday, Title IX!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

by Beverly Ryder Board President, National Women’s Hall of Fame On June 23, 1972, then-President Nixon signed the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which contained a short provision, referred to simply as “Title IX,” which prohibited sex discrimination in education.  This provision, a mere 37 words in length, profoundly changed the face of education, athletics,… Continue Reading Happy 40th Birthday, Title IX!